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StarlightMcKenzie Fri 22-Mar-13 12:29:44

Looks like I'm going to be running from room to room all day but I'm about to colour in my programme and find the break slots.

Is anyone interested in meeting up? I'll be the one who is NOT SCARY! grin

moondog Tue 26-Mar-13 21:41:23

Drowning, you are too kind . I am cross that I did not get the chance to say goodbye to you,. It was do great to meet you and the rest of the posse. I think you got out of it what I wanted you all too-some major reinforcement!, I hope you got Corinnas details-she is an incredibly valuable contact for your free school venture. Wish you were all here. We are having a very jolly time In a Turkish restaurant-25 of us!

moondog Tue 26-Mar-13 21:58:04

Ah Maryeea just seen your post too. YesPBS guy was ace and all my colleagues in awe of your chutzpah with carrot. Someone had fleeting thought you were going to storm the stage with an incendiary device. Haha!!!! Drowning, fab you are using daily living skills record. My, you work fast!

OhYeaBaby Tue 26-Mar-13 22:10:54

ok I've put in my name and address and made my statement and now it says "wait" - so I'm waiting ... smile cabinet office link looks interesting too

Dev9aug Tue 26-Mar-13 22:32:23

Yes, I am gutted too.. I wish I could have attended more. Janet's presentation was absolutely amazing yesterday. There is just so much stuff which is out there which I had no clue about.

I was even more angry after Ds1 paed appointment today. Ds1 has made some progress and she seemed genuinely surprised. She commented that she has been doing this for years and the kids are the same, they are getting older but no improvement. So half we got out of there if this is what is normal there..

Especially after Janet's presentation yesterday I am thinking of sending her a DVD of ds1 ABA session. Open her eyes a little bit perhaps...

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 26-Mar-13 23:05:45

I just can't believe the carrot thing grin

Dev9aug Wed 27-Mar-13 05:33:31

Bloody hell, it looks like I killed the thread....anywaay..

How did the whole carrot thing came about, I am having a hard time imagining it. Did she just randomly stood up and started waving it around...or is there a context to it...

moondog Wed 27-Mar-13 08:54:35

It was at the end of the fantastic presentation by Peter baker. She and Boc were sitting by me on the floor (packed out) and I could here her saying to Boc (who had the carrot strapped to her backpack) 'give me the carrot!'
I did start thinking uh oh but knew she wouldn't be having a go at Peter S I could see she liked his talk very much . Then she stood Up, waved the carrot, explained what it was and said parents would support people like the present audience but that offerera of caring carrots knew where they could stick them. Everyone laughed and clapped, none more so than Peter, then she got him to pose with the carrot and took his picture! It was surreal collision of real life and my online world and will go down as one of the great EABG anecdotes. I had a log of people come over and say 'that woman with the carrot is your friend isn't she?'

moondog Wed 27-Mar-13 08:57:38

Not totally sure about provenance of carrot thing. Others will te to. Also TAGteach folk just emailed me to leg md know thee is a seminar in Bristol in September. Will post full details as that is unmissable. Maryeea came to the last one........ sans carrot howeve, as did another MNer.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 27-Mar-13 11:25:16

'presentation by Peter baker' had me in tears. What a guy!

bochead Wed 27-Mar-13 12:05:17

It was so nice being surrounded by people who genuinely believe that with a helluva lot of hard work (noone downplayed the effort involved) many seemingly insurmountable problems for our children can be eventually overcome in time. They don't have all the answers, but are prepared to leave no stone unturned in the quest to find out! That fact just leaves me so inspired!

I was a little bit depressed by the fact that I personally didn't come across a single London/home counties public sector professional & yet all this info was being presented on their flipping doorstep! Hopefully they were just hiding from the carrot.

ABA is NOT just for ASD kids, it can be applied to all children, in order to help them learn more effectively. Star and I spoke to a lovely American physics professor who is using it to help his engineering students master his college level physics course more effectively.

I do urge you to join the £10 a year group. It'll be worth it just to gain access to the archives and info even if you never get to manage to attend a meeting.

StarlightMcKenzie Wed 27-Mar-13 12:33:54

Oh yes. No-one ever gave me the impression, no matter how high they had risen in their profession, that they just swan around 'advising/supporting/monitoring/observing'. These people are 'doers'. If no longer on the front line then the very least they do is 'demonstrate/model/train'.

tryingtokeepintune Wed 27-Mar-13 13:06:13

Sounds like everyone had a great time and got a lot out of it. Really wished I could have been there. A looking forwards to the notes - does anyone know when they'd be made available for the public?

moondog Thu 28-Mar-13 14:22:11

Trying, I've checked and there is not the capacity to put all the presentations on the website. (The entire conference was put together by a handful of p/g students) However the abstracts will be available shortly.


tryingtokeepintune Thu 28-Mar-13 17:15:00

Thank you.

Will have a look slowly over the hols.

MareeyaDolores Fri 29-Mar-13 20:19:33

Moondog, tell your pg students to have a look at this. It's a site fr academics to share their teaching resources, open-access, and truly amazing. Knowing their way round it will be really beneficial if they're looking for academic jobs... and they could practice by uploading the conference stuff wink.

I was sitting there thinking we should be recording this lot for you-tube <cross with self for not asking permission>

MareeyaDolores Fri 29-Mar-13 20:21:48

Just realised this guy is from Cardiff... does that help or hinder collaboration with Bangor? (tongue very firmly in cheek wink)

MareeyaDolores Fri 29-Mar-13 20:28:40

in fact, that Scandinavian guy from the European society was talking about the need to raise the profile of ABA, and he also mentioned there was a little bit of money in the current account.... surely disseminating such high-quality stuff to the world would do that, and employing a student is relatively cheap.

<rubs hands> If you emailed him as a proper professional presenter, I could follow up with an email on the same lines, cos i'm "mad carrot woman" it might be useful not to be the only person suggesting European ABA goes open-source grin

MareeyaDolores Fri 29-Mar-13 20:32:03

Peter Baker has put a similar presentation online already

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